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5 Things Parents Should Know About Invisalign

The odds are good you won’t have to travel too far to see a teenager taking a selfie these days. Whether they’re taking a picture of just themselves or they’re snapping a pic filled with friends, most teenagers are near-obsessed with selfies of all sorts. It’s not just taking as many pics as possible that interests most teenagers. Many of them are concerned with how they look in their selfies.

In today’s digital society, it’s perfectly normal for teens to take selfies at every opportunity. It’s equally natural for teenagers to worry about their appearance. A problem may arise when you realize that your child isn’t taking selfies or looking at the ones they do take because they’re insecure, however. If either of those things happens, it’s vital that you figure out why.

One common reason that some teens are reluctant to take selfies or look at the pictures they’re in is a crooked smile. While an imperfect smile might be a source of embarrassment for some teens, it needn’t be a permanent problem. Invisalign Teen can give your teen a smile that will be a source of pride instead of humiliation.

Invisalign Teen: An Alternative to Traditional Braces

If your teenager has a crooked smile, you may think metal braces are the only way to correct it. Now that Invisalign Teen is available, that’s simply not the case. Invisalign Teen is a popular alternative to conventional braces, and the aligners used during treatment aren’t nearly as obvious as braces despite being as effective.

Invisalign Treatment Is Practical

Your teen may choose to suffer with an imperfect smile because he or she doesn’t want to deal with the hassles of having braces. With braces, your teen will probably have to avoid certain foods and activities like sports and playing wind instruments may not be as comfortable as they used to be. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, they’re more practical and less intrusive for many teen-aged patients.

Invisalign Aligners Can Improve Self-Esteem

Invisalign Teen will straighten your teen’s teeth by gently pushing them into proper position over time, which can increase your child’s self-esteem in the long-term. The aligners used during treatment can also increase your teen’s self-confidence in the short-term because they’re nearly invisible and the aligners will improve your child’s smile even more with each successive set of aligners your teenager receives.

Invisalign Treatment Takes Commitment

For Invisalign treatment to be as effective as it can be, you and your teen must be committed. Like adult patients, teen-aged patients must wear their Invisalign clear aligners for 20 – 22 hours per day. Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot on the back that will fade the more your child wears the aligners, which enables you kid’s dentist or orthodontist to monitor your child’s compliance with the prescribed treatment plan.

Invisalign Teen Requires Fewer Visits to Clearsmile Orthodontics

While we’re always happy to see you at Clearsmile Orthodontics, parents are even happier when they learn that Invisalign Teen will require them to bring their kids to our location less frequently than traditional braces. You’ll need to visit our office less often because Invisalign aligners don’t need to be adjusted or fixed during treatment like braces usually have to. Instead, the aligners are simply replaced every two weeks or so.

Learn more about how Invisalign Teen differs from conventional braces now!